Removal from the Sainsbury's Bank and other lender panels: Why they do it and how to get reinstated

  • Your law firm fails to meet the criteria to remain on the Sainsbury's Bank conveyancing panel
  • Breaches of Sainsbury's Bank conveyancing panel requirements
  • Significant delays in registering a charge on behalf of Sainsbury's Bank Delays or failure to register the Sainsbury's Bank charge may result in referral to external lawyers of Sainsbury's Bank to complete outstanding requirements.
  • Recurring delays in post completion requirements set by Sainsbury's Bank
  • Failure to reapply to be on the Sainsbury's Bank convincing panel

Sainsbury's Bank panel reinstatement: Five Common Questions

  • What are the next steps open to me if our Sainsbury's Bank panel reinstatement application is refused and the client of the firm has a mortgage application with the Sainsbury's Bank?
  • Does my practice need to apply annually to be reinstated on the Sainsbury's Bank conveyancing panel?
  • What is the application protocol to be reinstated onto the Sainsbury's Bank conveyancing panel?
  • Is there a fee to revert back onto the Sainsbury's Bank conveyancing panel?
  • Can we act for Sainsbury's Bank while the application for reinstatement on the Sainsbury's Bank panel is being processed? How do I discover if our reinstatement application to the Sainsbury's Bank panel is approved?

Top Tip: The best way to avoid the hassle of seeking Sainsbury's Bank panel reinstatement is to ensure that your firm is not removed off of the Sainsbury's Bank conveyancing panel in the first place.

Note: Subject to certain conditions Lexsure’s experts or consultants can assist in providing you with guidance for reinstatement onto the Sainsbury's Bank conveyancing panel but under no circumstances will Lexsure (or the Conveycentric Team) submit an application to Sainsbury's Bank directly or via their appointed panel manager. Any reinstatement application will have to be made by your firm. For the avoidance of doubt, Lexsure (or the Conveycentric Team) are in no way involved in managing the Sainsbury's Bank conveyancing panel.

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